The existing TPI terminal consists of 3 berth wharfs. The terminal
can handle various cargoes i.e. Ethylene, Prolylene, ABS Monomers,
crude oil and other petroleum products with the aid of marine
unloading arms or flexible hoses.
Prior to designating
a vessel suitable for ship unloading/loading, TPI require vessel
particulars for examination. The notice of shore loading and safety
check list are issued by TPI staffs at TPI terminal and ship staff
have to follow up with out delay in order to carry out the ship
unloading/loading with good performance and safe.
Vessel should, prior to arrival, prepare:
- Pilot ladder:
safely and securely rigged, a combination of pilot ladder and
ship's accommodation gangway, so arranged that personnel can
first use the pilot ladder until part way up the vessel's side
and then transfer to the accommodation gangway. A heaving line
should be ready to take onboard the pilot and berthing master's
prior to berthing vessel should prepare derricks on the correct
side ready to lift adaptors for ship/shore connection, two-twelve
inches rubber hose and one-eight inches composite hose in case
the marine unloading arms is out of operation.
shipside must prepare connection flanges at the ship manifold
for the relevant ship unloading/loading operation as follows:
crude oil / condensate / LGO / HGO / ATB, ship discharging
at TPI wharf no. 2:12" ANSI 150 lbs RF, connected
with quick coupler from shore side.
Kerosene / LN / HN, ship discharging at TPI wharf no.
2:12" ANSI 150 lbs RF, connected with quick coupler
from shore side.
gasoline / diesel / crude oil, ship unloading on TPI wharf
no. 3:6" ANSI 150 lbs RF, connected with quick coupler
from shore side. Connection flange at ship manifold.
pressurized propylene/propane, ship unloading on TPI wharf
no. 1 & 3:6" ANSI 300 lbs RF for liquid line
and 2" ANSI 300 lbs RF for vapor return line. In
addition, there are some adaptors as follows:
- 12" ANSI 150 lbs RF / 10" ANSI 150 lbs RF;
- 12" ANSI 150 lbs RF / 8" ANSI 150 lbs RF;
- 12" ANSI 150 lbs RF / 6" ANSI 150 lbs RF;
for connection flange at ship manifold
Navigation: Latitude 12° 38' 12" north
Longitude 101° 18' 30" east
Latitude 12° 37' 00" north
Longitude 101° 18' 30" east
is permitted only during daytime from 0600-1800 hrs. The assigned
pilot will board the vessel at the anchorage area and will assist
the master in maneuvering the vessel to berth.
- The assigned
tugboat of adequate power will normally assist the vessel in
berthing/unberthing. They will also standby in the vicinity
nearby and ready to take the master's or TPI's loading master's
order regarding abrupt change in weather condition.
- Two mooring
boats are used to send lines ashore.
mooring equipment and lines must be in top working condition.
tails without proper connection of spliced mooring lines
are not allowed.
moorings are occasionally acceptable as long as they are
not used in the same direction or points.
maneuvering for berthing at TPI terminal, it is essential
that the vessel's engine performs promptly and accurately.
winches fitted with automatic rendering and hauling should
not be used in automatic mode while the vessel is moored.
This is because they may not always hold in position while
sufficient number of personnel to deal with an emergency
must be presented on board the vessel at all time during
the vessel's stay at berth.
the vessel is at berth, her boilers, main engines, steering
machinery and other equipment essential for maneuvering
should be maintained in a condition that will permit the
vessel to move away from the berth at short notice.
vessels while lying alongside TPI terminal must strictly
follow TPI terminal's rules and regulations.
Limitation for Loading Arm Operation
As a safety operation procedure, when the terminal wind indicator
indicates the wind is blowing at 18 meter/sec. or more from any
direction or, depending on ship/shore judgment, the terminal will
take the following precautions:
vessel's personnel to be alert on moorings
- Stop discharging/loading
- Drain loading
The said limitation
is to ensure that the disconnection of loading arms will be completed
before the wind speed reaches the maximum limitation for operating
the loading arms (21 metres/sec.)
Emergency shut down system (E.S.D): In an emergency, the operator
or vessel's staff can push a single button to stop loading operations
(and obviously the discharging operations) at the berth. This
button will stop TPI's loading pumps and close all valves in use.
It is imperative that a constant watch is maintained on deck while
discharging. In case the emergency shut down is activated, vessels
have to immediately stop all cargo pumps.
release coupling (E.R.C): The loading arms at berth no. 1 and
2 are equipped with the ERC system which hydraulically allows
disconnection of arm flanges from the ship's manifolds in the
- When the loading arm travels over the disconnection alarm point.
- When the emergency disconnection button is pressed at the jetty
control room, or at the loading arm control console. After the
disconnection, the loading arm will returned to safety area.
No vessel's flexible hoses are allowed for connection with loading
arms unless they are safely and rigidly bolted on vessel's deck.
The berths are equipped with 150 ASA and 300 IBS RF loading arms
of various sizes; therefore they should be used in accordance
with their own operating limit. If the vessel's manifold is unfit
for loading arms after all possible attempts, the terminal will
under no circumstances reject the vessel. In addition, normally
the connection flanges at ship manifold should be between 3-15m
above the water line during ship unloading/loading due to limited
operating envelope of the marine unloading arm.
Shipside should provide elevator ladder, which consists of tower,
lifter, gangway, bulwark ladder and power winch gangway. The lifter
is adjustable in accordance with the level of the vessel's deck.
The operating angle of the gangway is comparatively small. The
upward/downward movement of the lifter as well as the lifting
up and down of the gangway are performed by one power winch. The
length of gangway is adjustable for safety reasons.
and Pollution Check Lists
Checklists are to be completed jointly between vessel and the
terminal representative prior to load or discharge. The loading
master will coordinate cargo operations between the vessel and
Requirement and Restrictions
Following requirements and restrictions must be strictly compiled
with during discharge at TPI terminal:
that no water is pumped out into shorelines. All ship sea suction
valves must be closed and sealed before discharge.
- Ship dirty
ballasting is not allowed during discharge except in an emergency
in anticipation of high wind gusts. However, in such a situation
dirty ballasting should be undertaken only after obtaining agreement
from the shore-side loading master.
- It is the ship's responsibility to maintain a safe mooring at
the berth at all times.
- The tension of mooring lines must be tight, and they must be
fastened to the satisfaction of the berthing master or the loading
master. Any unsafe mooring equipment or conditions will result
in discontinued cargo operations and possible loading arm disconnection.
The loss and cost of loading arms disconnection will be for ship's
- The offshore
anchor is always required while approaching the berth.
- In the
event of an unsafe mooring situation created by ship's negligence
or by weather conditions, tugboat(s) might be necessary for
assistance as deemed necessary by the loading master. The designated
ship agent must utilize their assigned tub-boat for the operation
of vessels arrival/departure at TPI wharf under the close control
of her assigned pilot.